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How to Caramelize Onions

(Men doing what men do)
Patience grasshopper.  Watch these men do nothing while everything happens in the pan.

How to Cook Beans

(Ginger tries gardening)
Cook beans from scratch.  It's no big deal.  They taste much better than beans from a can.  Get the lowdown, all your questions answered (well as many as we could think of...)

How to Cut Lemongrass

(Cynthia finds the tender part)
The slender fragrant stalk that gives Thai food its unique taste can be daunting.  Not anymore.Watch.

How to Cut Up a Cabbage

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How to Cut Up a Chicken

(contains some graphic violence)
If Steve can do it, anyone can. Cutting up a whole chicken saves time, money and waste. Having a routine of cutting up and cooking a whole chicken can provide protein for several meals during the week.

How to Cut Up an Onion

(Ward's love is here to stay)
There is a safe, respectful, tearless way to have a relationship with an onion.  Find out how.

How to Dice a Carrot

(Snowman made out of WHAT?)
Practice your geometry by carefully dicing a carrot.  How many little
squares can you make out of one carrot? How many does Cynthia make?

How to Hard Boil an Egg

(Jane smells something fishy)
Non-violent hard-boiled eggs explained simply by Jane.  So easy you can check email and text while you're doing it.

How to Make Ghee

(Carlotta needs clarification)

Magnify the flavor of spices by sizzling them in ghee to begin your dish.  An excellent cooking fat as it imparts the buttery flavor but holds a higher heat when clarified.
How to Make Vanilla Extract

(Jane's secret elixer)

Makes a special gift for your favorite cook.  Plan ahead!  
Why does Jane always keep some in her purse?
How to Operate a Pressure Cooker

(Cynthia lets off a little steam)
Today's pressure cookers are safe and efficient. I love using mine to cook beans, grains and root vegetables, even applesauce. Here's how.

How to Peel Ginger

(Steve dreams of peeling Mary Ann)
See how easy it can be with a spoon.

How to Pressure Cook Beets

(Cynthia feels cooped up)
People who tell me they hate this vegetable reconsider, maybe even fall in love, when they taste pressure-cooked beets.  The magic pot renders them tender and silky.  The gritty texture and sometimes dirty flavor goes away.  Cmon.  Give 'em a try.

How to season a cast iron skillet

(heat, fat, smoke, cool) Gentlemen, turn on your fans. 

How to Separate an Egg

Everybody has an opinion.

How to Sharpen a Knife

(Cynthia sees no reflection)
A dull knife is the most dangerous tool in the kitchen.  Learn this inexpensive, tried and true method of how to keep your knife sharp.  Soon you also will see no reflection (on the knife blade, not in the mirror…gee)

How to Toast Sesame Seeds

(Ward by a hair)

Open sesame, the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights, reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.  When toasted these lovelies add a magical flavor and texture to dishes like Edamame Tofu Salad with Sesame Chili Dressing and Asian Noodle Salad both of these dishes are perfect for potlucks and picnics. 
Blanched Vegetables

(Steve loses by a nose)
Clear instructions for this useful cooking technique for broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.

Braised Greens

(Will Darrell barter?)
The BEST cooking method for assertive greens like kale and collards. Renders them tender and tasty.

Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots in Cheddar Cheese Sauce

(Chip off the old block)
Adding a simple cheddar cheese sauce to blanched vegetables is oh so nice. Let Jane show you how.

Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker

(Jane's no dummy)
You need more water when cooking brown rice in the cooker. Jane's got this one down.

Poached Egg

(A taxing meeting for Cynthia)
The Joy of Cooking method of poaching the incredible edible egg. Vortex required.

Roasted Winter Squash

(Steve's key to success)
From cutting safely to the final flavor drizzle, learn the step-by-step for roasting your autumn harvest of winter squash.